12/06/1974

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
December 6-7, 1974








12-06-1974

Pages 83-111

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

December 6-7, 1974



The Board of Regents met on the above dates in the Teacher

Education building, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



Members present: Fred M. Anderson, M. D.

(Friday, 12/6) Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. Harold J. Jacobsen

Mrs. Nedra Joyce

Rev. Joseph Kohn

Mr. Mel Steninger

Miss Helen Thompson (for a portion of the

meeting)



Members absent: Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. William Morris



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Donald H. Baepler

President Charles R. Donnelly

President Max Milam

President John M. Ward

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr.

Mr. Thomas Bell

Vice President James T. Anderson

Vice President Herman Westfall

Mr. K. Donald Jessup

Dr. Owen Albert Knorr

Dr. Alfred W. Stoess

Mr. Harry Paul Wood

Mr. David C. Wilkins

Mr. Mark Dawson

Mr. Edward Olsen

Mr. Mark Hughes

Dr. Pat Beaulieu

Mrs. Pat Harris

Miss Delia Martinez

Dr. Joseph Mc Cullough

Dr. Ernest Searles

Mr. Val Buhecker

Mr. Tom Mayer



Regents-elect Buchanan, Fong, Mason and Ross were also present

for parts of the meeting as observers.



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jacobsen at 9:45

A.M.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular meeting of October 26, 1974 were

submitted for approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Rev. Kohn,

carried without dissent.



2. Report of Gifts and Grants



Acceptance of the gifts and grants as reported by the

Division Officers was recommended (report identified as

Ref. 2 and filed with permanent minutes). In addition,

Dr. Fred Anderson reported a gift from Robert A. and Grace

A. Griffen of the following:



(1) Indian artifact collection and paintings and other

Western American materials, which are located in studio

in back of Griffen residence.



(2) Western American Library and certain other books and

library materials and pictures associated with the

library belonging to the Griffens.



(3) African and other wall decorations in upstairs library

of Griffen residence.



(4) $10,000 in money or stock to be used toward presenta-

tion of Gloria Griffen Collections and room or rooms

containing it. To be delivered as soon as the Library

is completed and space is available.



Rev. Kohn moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson,

carried without dissent.



3. Confirmation of Mail Ballot



President Baepler reported that bids were received in No-

vember for Site Improvements, Landscaping and Utility Ex-

tension, UNLV, and the recommendation from the State Pub-

lic Works Board that a single contract be awarded to Rico

Paving and Grading for $399,331.90, was transmitted by

mail ballot to the Board of Regents on November 15, 1974.



As noted in the agenda, 5 affirmative ballots had been

returned to the Chancellor's Office by November 19, 1974,

and the State Public Works Board was informed of the

Board of Regents' concurrence in the award of the bid

to Rico Paving and Grading. President Baepler and Chan-

cellor Humphrey recommended confirmation of the action

taken as a result of the mail ballot.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Rev. Kohn,

carried without dissent.



4. Life Science Building, UNLV



President Baepler reported that bids for the Life Science

building casework will be opened by the State Public Works

Board on December 18, and for the building on December 19,

1974. The next meeting of the Board is tentatively pro-

posed for January 24, 1975; however, he noted, it will be

necessary for the State Public Works Board to award a

contract prior to that date. President Baepler requested

that the Board agree to act on this matter by mail ballot

so that the University's position can be communicated to

the State Public Works Board prior to the award of the

contract. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Joyce,

carried without dissent.



5. Performing Arts Center, Phase II



President Baepler reported that bids for this project were

opened by the State Public Works Board on December 4, 1974,

noting the inclusion with the supplemental agenda of the

bid tabulation. He recalled the Board's earlier action in

authorizing a total of $1.5 million in supplemental funds

to augment the Life Science building and the Performing

Arts Center and requested that no action be taken to award

a contract for the Performing Arts Center until the bid

results on the Life Science building are known. When the

bid results for the Life Science building have been ana-

lyzed, the State Public Works Board and the University

staff will be in a position to make recommendations as

to what portion of the supplemental funds will be used on

each of the two projects.



President Baepler and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that

the Board agree to act on this matter together with the

Life Science building contract by mail ballot following

review of the bids for both projects.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Joyce,

carried without dissent.



6. UNLV Bookstore Operation



As requested by Regent Morris at the October meeting,

President Baepler submitted a status report on the con-

tract with the Bookstore operator at UNLV. Report identi-

fied as Ref. 6 and filed with permanent minutes.



7. Possible Participation by UNLV in Camellia Bowl



As requested by Regent Buchanan in October, President

Baepler reported on the status of UNLV's efforts to bring

the Camellia Bowl to Las Vegas. Dr. Baepler noted that

the Camellia Bowl is the football game for the NCAA Divi-

sion II Championship and has for several years been held

in Sacramento. It is awarded by the NCAA to a city on a

two-year contractual basis and they wish to move it from

Sacramento for several reasons and are considering several

new locations, including Las Vegas. Dr. Baepler stated

that on December 15, the University, in cooperation with

the Convention Authority (which passed a unanimous resolu-

tion on December 3 in favor of this), will make a formal

presentation to the NCAA inviting them to Las Vegas for

the next two years. The decision is up to NCAA. He also

noted that there is no cost to the University and UNLV

will not be a party to any of the contractual arrangements

which will be required.



Mr. Buchanan moved adoption of the following resolution:



BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the

University of Nevada System invite the NCAA to

locate the Camillia Bowl in Las Vegas, and that

the Board authorize the UNLV officials to take

all necessary steps to try to relocate the Camillia

Bowl in Las Vegas with UNLV as the NCAA Host School.



Motion seconded by Rev. Kohn, carried without dissent.



8. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



President Baepler requested approval of the following fund

transfers from the Contingency Reserve:



#75-042 $10,595 to College of Hotel Administration to

provide funds for professional salaries to

establish a temporary position January 26, 1975.



#75-044 $1200 to Intercollegiate Athletics to cover salary

for a women's tennis coach.



#75-046 $4302 to Security to increase the number of of-

ficers by one, effective January 1, 1975.



#75-047 $5000 to Intercollegiate Athletics to assist in

the administrative program and to support the

Sports Information Director.



#75-050 $2000 to Physical Education to pay for student

officials in Intramural Program.



#75-051 $32,000 to Women's Intercollegiate Athletics to

be used for wages and operating.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



9. Estimative Budget for Women's Athletics, UNLV



President Baepler requests approval of the following esti-

mative budget for 1974-75 for Women's Intercollegiate

Athletics:



Source of Funds

Opening Cash Balance $ 0

Revenue

Ticket Sales 14,500

Program Sales 500

Total Revenue $15,000



Application of Funds

Operating $10,000

Out-of-State Travel 5,000

Total $15,000



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Rev. Kohn moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan,

carried without dissent.



10. Requests for Rights-of-Way, UNLV



President Baepler recalled that in September the Board

granted rights-of-way for most of the underground electri-

cal service to the University; however, there were 3

rights-of-way not requested at that time as the Nevada

Power Company wanted to wait until the main trenching was

done to see that they had proper alignment to service the

main substations and water well No. 2. Nevada Power Com-

pany has now requested the following rights-of-way:



(1) A 10-foot right-of-way running in an easterly direction

from the Boy Scout building to Maryland Parkway. The

Power Company now has overhead lines and this is mere-

ly a change in documents so that the right-of-way will

reflect the underground power.



(2) A 10-foot right-of-way to provide a 10' x 12' wide

area for switching gear adjacent to the main sub-

station.



(3) A 10-foot right-of-way to provide access from the

main power lines to service water well No. 2 which

runs in a northerly direction crossing the street

leading to the old Gymnasium.



President Baepler recommended approval. Chancellor

Humphrey concurred, noting that the grant documents

have been reviewed and approved by Counsel.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Joyce, carried without dissent.



11. Report of Overdue Student Loans, UNLV



President Baepler requested that delinquent students loans

in the amount of $420.20 be charged off the University's

books and a hold placed on the records of each of the 10

students involved. He noted that the loans are still due

and efforts toward collection will continue. (A list of

the individuals concerned was included with the Executive

Session agenda.) Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Joyce, carried without dissent.



12. Report of Overdue Student Loans, CCD



President Donnelly stated that CCD has no uncollected loans

to report this year.



Miss Thompson entered the meeting at 10:45 A.M.



13. Phase I Proposal, Occupational Safety and Health, CCD



President Donnelly presented a Phase I proposal for the

establishment of the Associate of Applied Science Degree

and the Certificate of Achievement Program in Occupational

Safety and Health for Clark County and Western Nevada

Community Colleges. Proposal was included with the agenda

and is on file in the Chancellor's Office.



President Donnelly recommended approval of the Phase I

proposal and authorization for planning to proceed to

Phase II. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Rev. Kohn moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan,

carried without dissent.



14. Budget Augmentation, CCCC



President Donnelly reported that Fall and Fall-alternate

semesters actual fee income and projected Spring and

Spring-alternate semesters income for Clark County Com-

munity College will exceed the work programmed revenue by

$126,900. He requested authorization to augment the 1974-

75 work program for CCCC by that amount, with the addi-

tional income to be utilized as follows:



Part-time instruction, professional salaries $ 50,000

Instructional operation 13,000

Buildings & Grounds Operating (additional

utility costs) 10,500

Classified salaries 53,400

Total $126,900



The additional classified positions will be utilized in

these areas:



Administration General Expense:



3 positions in Finance Office to support the

expanded Management Information System input,

registration, accounts receivable, accounts

payable and cashier functions in all locations.



1 position for courier services between various

sites.



1 PBX position to cover evening and Saturday

operations.



1 groundskeeper for all locations.



1 storekeeper for Culinary Arts Center.



Student Services:



1 position to cover increased student records

work load.



Instruction - Occupational:



1 position for Cheyenne Word Processing Center.



1 position for AV Tutorial Laboratory as instruc-

tional aide.



Instruction - University Parallel:



1 senior clerk typist for Thomas Brown.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, noting that this

augmentation also requires the approval of the Department

of Administration and of the Governor.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Rev.

Kohn, carried without dissent.



15. CCCC, Phases II and III (First Increment)



President Donnelly reported that bids were opened by the

State Works Board on November 21, 1974 for the first

increment of Phases II and III of Clark County Community

College. A review of the project scope and budget was

included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 15 and filed

with permanent minutes).



Bids were as follows:



J. A. Tiberti Construction Co. $2,977,000

Del Webb Construction Co. 3,015,000

Sletten Construction Co. 3,183,900

Corrao Construction Co. 3,214,378



President Donnelly noted that the low bid of J. A. Tiberti

Construction Company for $2,977,000 was $1,383,000 below

the architect's estimate and the budget for the first in-

crement of Phases II & III, leaving a balance of $2,223,000

to be applied to the second increment of Phases II & III

when supplemental funds are authorized by the Legislature.



President Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that

the Board of Regents concur with the State Public Works

Board in the award of a contract for construction to J. A.

Tiberti Construction Company for $2,977,000.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



16. Transfer of Funds CCD



President Donnelly requested approval of the following

transfers of funds from WNCC Contingency Reserve:



$17,765 to Student Services professional salaries

for one additional professional position in Admis-

sions.



$22,393 to Part-Time Instruction professional

salaries to cover additional course offerings.



$27,360 to Part-Time Instruction operating to

support instructional activities in rural areas.



$20,000 to Occupational Instruction operating to

cover additional furnishing and equipment needs.



$10,000 to Business and Personnel operating to cover

telephone charges for Stead Facility for 1974-75.



$2,000 to Library wages for student assistance in

library processing.



President Donnelly reported that offsetting transfers have

been made from other budget areas to the Contingency Re-

serve. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Joyce moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



17. WNCC United Student Association Budget for 1974-75



President Donnelly recommended approval of the following

budget for 1974-75, as proposed by the United Student

Association, WNCC:



Source of Funds

Opening Cash Balance $ 6,876

Revenue

Student Fees $16,000

Concessions 50

Total Revenue 16,050

Total Funds Available $22,926



Application of Funds

Wages $ 1,000

Operating

Equipment & Furniture $ 3,000

Publicity 500

Activities 5,600

Publications 1,800

Organization Funds 2,000

General 500

Athletics 4,800

Grants-in-Aid 1,024

Total Operating 19,224

Ending Fund Balance 2,702

Total Application of Funds $22,926



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



18. Transfer of Funds, DRI



President Ward requested approval of the following transfers

of funds from the Contingency Reserve in State appropriated

funds:



#75-003 $12,802 to the Office of Business Manager to fund

a technical position being transferred to profes-

sional status. An offsetting transfer has been

made to the Contingency Reserve.



#75-005 $44,965 to the Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics.

The Atmospheric Motions Group within that labora-

tory has not received grants or contracts suf-

ficient to support itself through June 30, 1975.

The transfer will provide partial salary support

until additional grants are received.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Joyce,

carried with Dr. Anderson opposing.



19. Allocation of Contingency Reserve Funds, DRI



President Ward requested approval of the following use of

DRI Contingency Funds:



(1) For the past two years the U. S. Navy has awarded

$112,850 for the "West Coast Marine Fog Program"

and the Institute has been assured that an additional

$45,000 will be awarded for the period September 1,

1974 through June 30, 1975. A loan of $10,000 will

allow research to continue until the award document

is received.



(2) For the past two years the U. S. Navy has awarded

$60,537 for the "Marine Fog Charging Program" and

the Institute has been assured that an additional

$30,000 will be awarded for the period September 1,

1974 through June 30, 1975. A loan of $10,000 will

allow research to continue until the award document

is received.



(3) Graphic Arts and Publications presently has a $10,000

loan from the Contingency for operating funds. This

has proven to be inadequate. An additional loan of

$5,000 is required.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



In the discussion following, Mr. Steninger expressed con-

cern over the cost and the number of publications produced

by the Graphic Arts and Publications Department of DRI and

moved that transfers (1) and (2) be approved but not (3).

Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson, but second was subsequently

withdrawn.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval of (1), (2) and (3). Motion

seconded by Mrs. Joyce, carried with Mr. Steninger opposing.



Discussion resumed on the number and type of publications

produced by the University, the duplication occurring on

many mailing lists, and the costs of such activity by the

University.



Dr. Anderson moved that the Administration be instructed

to look at the publications being produced by the Univer-

sity, the kind, number printed, and to whom distributed.

He specified, however, that any review should not be mis-

interpreted as encouragement to reduce the quality of

those publications which are necessary. Motion seconded

by Mrs. Joyce, carried with Mr. Buchanan opposing.



20. Financial Exigency, Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics, DRI



President Ward reported that a deficit of $69,670 is an-

ticipated in the Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics. He

requested the Board to declare a financial exigency in the

laboratory and approval of the following procedure for

meeting the exigency:



(1) Laying off 3 technical employees, effecting a

savings of $23,929;



(2) Reducing 21 technical employees from 100% to 80%

time, effecting a savings of $27,144; and



(3) Reducing the FTE, salary and cash contributions

of professional staff, resulting in a savings

of $33,725.



Dr. Ward stated that the participation of the professional

staff within the laboratory, either by reduction of salary

or contract time or cash contributions back to the labora-

tory is voluntary. Details concerning the exigency and the

steps taken to meet it were submitted with the agenda

(identified as Ref. 46 and filed with permanent minutes).



Mrs. Harris, Chairman of DRI Faculty Senate, reported that

there had been a special meeting of the DRI Senate to in-

form them of the situation, at which time the Senate had

voted a special commendation to those personnel of the

laboratory who have participated in the proposed solution.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the Board of Regents:



(1) Declare a financial exigency to exist in LAP,

DRI;



(2) Approve President Ward's proposed solution, in-

cluding the necessay fund transfers; and



(3) Declare it to be the policy of the Board that

employees adversely affected by this action are

to be given preferential consideration for em-

ployment (part-time or full-time) by all Divisions

and units of the System for positions for which

they are qualified.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Rev. Kohn,

carried without dissent.



21. UNS Comprehensive Plan



Chancellor Humphrey noted that NRS 396.505 requires the

University to prepare a 4-year comprehensive plan and to

biennially bring the plan up to date for the ensuing 4

years. It is required that the revised plan be presented

to the Legislature no later than February 1 of each odd-

numbered year. Chancellor Humphrey noted the inclusion

with the agenda of a draft of the plan prepared for pres-

entation to the 1975 Legislature and introduced Dr. Owen

Albert Knorr, Director of Program Planning, who was

responsible for the development of the plan.



Dr. Humphrey also commented on the Federal requirements

concerning postsecondary education. In conformity with

those requirements, the Governor appointed a Nevada Higher

Education Commission (known also as the 1202 Commission)

whose purpose is to review the State Plan. He noted that

the membership of the Commission was designated by the

Governor to be the Board of Regents plus J. David Hoggard

and Richard Gaylord, representing occupational and pro-

prietary postsecondary education. Mr. Mel Steninger was

designated Chairman. Chancellor Humphrey stated that in

order to comply with the Federal requirements, Messrs.

Hoggard and Gaylord were present to meet concurrently with

the members of the Board for the purpose of reviewing the

State Plan and to participate in the discussion.



Dr. Knorr reviewed the draft of the 1975-79 Comprehensive

Plan for the University of Nevada System, noting that re-

visions are still being made to the draft as suggestions

and comments from the Divisions are received. Action on

the final document will be scheduled for the January

meeting.



22. Desert Biology Laboratory, Boulder City



Mr. Harry Wood, University Architect, reviewed the earlier

action on the Desert Biology Laboratory building to be

constructed in Boulder City, and introduced Mr. Robert

Fielden, architect, who presented the preliminary plans.

Review of the project scope and budget was included with

the agenda (identified as Ref. 18 and filed with permanent

minutes). Dr. Ward and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval of the preliminary plans.



Mr. Buchanan moved that the plans be rejected. Motion

seconded by Rev. Kohn.



Mr. Buchanan expressed concern that if the building is

constructed without the solar energized heating and cool-

ing components there will not be an opportunity at a later

date to acquire them. He said that he strongly opposed

the construction of a building without these components

and suggested that the appropriate action by the Board

would be to reject the plans and request additional fund-

ing from the Fleischmann Foundation.



Dr. Ward reviewed the earlier action by the Board, noting

that the Board had approved an application to Fleischmann

Foundation for a Desert Biology Laboratory to be built on

land given to the University for that purpose by Boulder

City. The application to Fleischmann had been submitted

and approved by the trustees for a conventionally heated

and cooled laboratory building. Subsequent to this action,

a request had been made to the Board to approve the addi-

tion of solar energized components to the building, with

supplemental funds provided from Institute contingency

funds. Board approval was given, the plans were altered

and submitted to bid. Construction bids were far in ex-

cess of the budget, the bids were rejected and the Board

instructed the design of a conventionally heated and

cooled laboratory building. Dr. Ward pointed out that

the Fleischmann Foundation grant of $450,000 has a stipu-

lation that a contract must be awarded by May 1, 1975 for

the grant to be received.



Dr. Ward also recalled for the Board the negotiations with

the candidates for the position of Director of the Desert

Biology Laboratory, a position ultimately filled by Dr.

Peter Morrison. He pointed out that when Dr. Morrison was

appointed, he had made a commitment to him that the Insti-

tute would provide him a laboratory in Boulder City. Fail-

ure to construct this laboratory will now constitute a

breach of faith with Dr. Morrison, Dr. Ward stated. He

also pointed out that the application to the Fleischmann

Foundation had included representations by the Institute

that Dr. Morrison's acceptance of the Directorship was

predicated upon the construction of such a laboratory

building in Boulder City.



Chancellor Humphrey suggested as an alternative the addi-

tional funding for the Desert Biology Laboratory building

might be secured by inserting it into the Capital Improve-

ment Program for 1975-79; however, the only way in which

that could be accomplished at this time is to trade off

the DRI Phase I funds which are in the request for supple-

mental funds for the Boulder City Project.



Motion to reject the plans carried with the following roll

call vote:



Yes - Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Jacobsen, Mrs. Joyce, Rev.

Kohn, Miss Thompson

No - Dr. Anderson, Mr. Steninger



Mr. Buchanan moved that the Administration be instructed

to either return the $450,000 grant to Fleischmann Founda-

tion and request a new grant with increased funding to

permit the inclusion of the solar energy components to

the building, or to request a supplement to the present

grant which would also accomplish this. Mr. Buchanan

specified that the determination of which action would be

taken would be at the discretion of the Chancellor and

President Ward. Motion seconded by Rev. Kohn, carried

with the following roll call vote:



Yes - Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Jacobsen, Mrs. Joyce, Rev.

Kohn, Miss Thompson

No - Mr. Steninger

Abstain - Dr. Anderson



23. Addition to Getchell Library, UNR



Mr. Wood introduced the project architects from Vhay and

Ferrari, who presented the preliminary plans for an addi-

tion to the Getchell Library. A review of the project

scope and budget was included with the agenda (identified

as Ref. 21 and filed with permanent minutes). President

Milam recommended approval of the preliminary plans as

presented. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



Discussion resumed on Item 22, Desert Biology Laboratory.



Dr. Anderson requested that his no vote on the motion to

reject the plans for the Desert Biology building be

changed to an affirmative vote.



24. Bid Opening, Reroofing of Ross Hall, UNR



President Milam reported that bids were opened November

26, 1974 for reroofing of Ross Hall. Bids were as follows:



L and L Roofing Company $6,467

Yancey Company 7,346



President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended award

of the contract to L and L Roofing for $6467. Funds are

available from the 1973-74 special appropriation to UNR.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Rev. Kohn,

carried without dissent.



25. Forestry Nursery at Main Station Farm



President Milam recalled that in January, 1957 the Univer-

sity entered into an agreement with the State Forester-

Firewarden for certain joint projects concerning a forestry

nursery on University land at the Main Station Farm. In

August, 1967 this agreement was renewed and the project

expanded.



President Milam noted the inclusion with the agenda of a

memorandum from Dean Dale Bohmont (identified as Ref. 23

and filed with permanent minutes), reporting upon negotia-

tions with the Division of Forestry, State Department of

Conservation and Natural Resources (successor in function

to the State Forester-Firewarden), for a 15-year lease of

University property. Dr. Milam stated that when negotia-

tions between the University and the Division of Forestry

are complete a report and recommendation will be made to

the Board for action.



26. Transfer of Funds, UNR



President Milam requested approval of the following fund

transfers from the State appropriated Contingency Reserve

fund:



#267 $55 to the Division of Curriculum and Instruction in

the College of Education to pay the Department's

share of wages for a work-study assistant. Offset-

ting transfer to contingency fund.



#274 $6000 to the Speech and Theatre Department for

support of graduate assistants.



#276 $6192.28 to the Art Department to provide funds for

the partial cost of an increase from a "B" to "A"

contract; to provide for two Letters of Appointment

for the Fall semester; and to pay accumulated annual

leave resulting from a shift from an "A" to "B"

contract.



#283 $401.43 to the Administration Account in the College

of Agriculture to cover operating requirements.



#289 $1500 to the Dean's Account in the College of Busi-

ness Administration to fund a temporary position.

Offsetting transfer to contingency.



#291 $100 to the Music Department to assist in covering

graduate assistant salaries. Offsetting transfer to

contingency.



#294 $1250 to the Music Department to provide coverage

for a Letter of Appointment. Offsetting transfer

to contingency.



#304 $1500 to the College of Agriculture to provide

partial support for an employee who is on sick

leave.



#309 $6000 to Central Office Services to cover the in-

creased price of 10,000 reams of white paper.



Estimative Budget Account



#266 $4926 to the School of Medical Science's AMA Trust

Account to cover consultant fees. Offsetting trans-

fer to ending fund balance.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Joyce, carried without dissent.



27. Estimative Budgets, Summer Session, 1975, UNR



President Milam requested approval of estimative budgets

for Summer Session, 1975 (budgets identified as Ref. 25

and filed with permanent minutes). Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



28. Estimative Budget, School of Medical Sciences, UNR



President Milam requested approval of the following esti-

mative budget for the Hughes gift, 1974-75, to the Medical

School:



Source of Funds

Opening Cash Balance $ 0

Revenue - Hughes Gift 200,000

Total Funds Available $200,000



Application of funds

Professional Salaries 6.25 FTE $179,754

Fringe Benefits 17,418

Graduate Assistants .33 FTE 2,800

Fringe Benefits 28

Total Application of Funds $200,000



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Rev. Kohn moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Steninger,

carried without dissent.



29. 1975-79 Capital Improvement Plan



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the Board of Regents

adopted a 4-year capital improvement plan for 1975-79 on

July 27, 1974, and submitted it to the State Public Works

Board. That Board has now reviewed the University's request

and has commented upon it. He requested Mr. Wood to re-

view the Public Works Board's comments and to present the

Administration's recommendation for action by the Board of

Regents.



Mr. Wood's comments covered material included with the

agenda (identified as Ref. 28 and filed with permanent

minutes). Specifically, Mr. Wood noted that the State

Public Works Board was recommending UNS projects totaling

$6,493,700 from State General Funds. The Administration's

recommendation to the Board was as follows:



(1) The University System accept the Public Works Board's

recommendation for projects to be funded with State

General Funds in the order of priority shown for the

period 1975-77 (Attachment A of Ref. 28), for a total

of $6,493,700.



(2) The University System request funding from the State

General Fund, and in addition to that recommended by

the State Public Works Board, for projects shown on

Attachment B of Ref. 28 for a total of $4,202,800.



(3) The University System seeks separate legislation to

provide that the $2,209,500 previously advanced for

Clark County Community College, Phase III, remain

as a General Fund obligation.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



President Donnelly reported that the Clark County Community

College Advisory Board had taken action the previous eve-

ning requesting that the Board add to the capital improve-

ment request $50,000 for planning for the West Charleston

site. Chancellor Humphrey suggested that before action

is taken on such a request, it would be appropriate that

it be considered by the Advisory Cabinet and a recommenda-

tion developed in consultation with that group.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the Chancellor's recommenda-

tion contained in (1), (2) and (3) above. Motion seconded

by Miss Thompson, carried without dissent.



30. Amendment to 1975-77 Operating Budget Request



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the 1975-77 operating

budget request adopted by the Board of Regents July 27,

1974 had two contingency possibilities:



(1) The possible adjustment of the projected full-time

equivalent students (FTE) for the biennium once

the actual FTE for Fall, 1974 was known.



(2) The possible adjustment of the amount of money neces-

sary to move faculty compensation to the adopted goal

due to the change in the assumption concerning move-

ment of the Consumer Price Index.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that both of these contingencies

have occurred and he requested that Mr. Jessup, Director

of Budget and Institutional Studies, comment on the manner

and extent of the modification which has been made to the

budget request.



Mr. Jessup explained that a modification to accommodate to

the contingency listed in (1) above, resulted in an in-

crease to the budget request of $682,080 for the biennium.

To accommodate to the contingency listed in (2) above, an

increase of $3,016,910 has been requested. Details con-

cerning the adjustment were included with the agenda

(identified as Ref. 29 and filed with permanent minutes).



The meeting adjourned on Friday at 5:25 P.M. and reconvened

Saturday morning at 8:45 A.M.



Members present: Fred M. Anderson, M. D.

(Saturday 12/7) Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. Harold J. Jacobsen

Rev. Joseph Kohn (for a portion of the meeting)

Mr. Mel Steninger

Miss Helen Thompson



Members absent: Mrs. Nedra Joyce

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. William Morris



All Officers and staff who were present the previous day were

again in attendance.



31. Proposed Legislation



A. President Baepler commented concerning a request he

had made earlier for a proposed addition to the Nevada

Statutes to deal with persons who have been suspended

or dismissed for disrupting the orderly operations of

the Campus. He proposed the use of language similar

to that found in the California statutes (identified

as Ref. 30 and filed with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey noted that this proposal was pre-

sented on the information agenda for the October meet-

ing in order that student associations and others

might review the matter. He stated that no comments

concerning the proposal had been received.



Mr. Hug stated that the provision appears to be con-

stitutional and in his opinion is reasonable legis-

lation. Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the Board

authorize the Administration to seek legislation similar

to that found in the reference.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the Chancellor's recom-

mendation, with the understanding that language in

the last paragraph of the reference would be clari-

fied prior to its submission to the Legislature. Mo-

tion seconded by Miss Thompson, carried without dis-

sent.



B. Chancellor Humphrey noted that NRS 396.540 provides

that the Board may charge tuition for students but

that tuition shall be free to all students whose fami-

lies are bona fide residents of Nevada and all stu-

dents whose families reside outside Nevada, providing

such students have themselves been bona fide residents

of the State for at least 6 months prior to matricu-

lation at the University. He proposed that the 6

months provision be changed to 12 months, making the

residency requirement consistent with the majority of

other states and with the Board's policy concerning

students already attending the University.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, failed by the following roll call vote:



Yes - Dr. Anderson, Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Jacobsen,

Mr. Steninger

No - Rev. Kohn, Miss Thompson

(Board of Regents Bylaws require that 5 affirma-

tive votes must be cast in order for a motion to

carry.)



32. Resolution Concerning Faculty Work Load



Chancellor Humphrey noted the inclusion with the minutes

of Resolution No. 74-3 with attached draft regulations

concerning faculty work load and professional contract

regulations. He recommended adoption of the resolution,

thereby referring the draft regulations to Faculty Senates

and to the Administration.



RESOLUTION NO. 74-3



WHEREAS, in 1973 the Legislature considered "accounta-

bility in education" legislation affecting the Uni-

versity of Nevada, and similar legislation is expected

to be introduced again in 1975; and



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents has, of its own voli-

tion, been seeking more effective means by which to

assign faculty and provide a basis for improved ways

to evaluate their accomplishments for purposes of

salary determination, promotion and the granting of

tenure; and



WHEREAS, the University, in an attempt to better dis-

charge its responsibilities and to comply with State

law, periodically develops definitions of institution-

al goals and objectives and strives to measure the

degree of progress toward accomplishment of those

goals; and



WHEREAS, faculty have a right to have a clear under-

standing of the activity expected of them, and it is

to the advantage of both faculty and Administration

for there to be a clearly understood method by which

the institution's total activity is divided among

the faculty so that the equity of that Division is

apparent; and



WHEREAS, the success of these efforts is partially

dependent upon the utilization of an adequate method

for assignment and assessment of individual faculty

workloads;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the following

regulations shall be referred to the various Faculty

Senates and to the Administration for review and

recommendation in order that adoption of a set of

regulations by the Board of Regents might be consider-

ed prior to the issuance of faculty contracts for

1975-76; and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that it is acknowledged that

such regulations cannot be a model of perfection be-

fore being used, that differences between Community

Colleges and University level work must be recognized,

and that experimentation with the use of more specific

work load assignment is considered desirable in order

that each year's effort might be an improvement over

the previous efforts.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Rev. Kohn.



Following discussion, Mr. Buchanan moved to table until

after other items on the agenda had been discussed. Motion

to table carried.



33. Cooperative Doctorate in Education



A memorandum from Vice President Anderson summarizing the

recommendation of the Colleges of Education concerning the

assessment of fees in this program was distributed with the

agenda (identified as Ref. 32 and filed with permanent

minutes). In addition, a memorandum from President Baepler

was distributed at the meeting (also filed with permanent

minutes). The recommendations of the Colleges of Educa-

tion, endorsed by Presidents Baepler and Milam, are as

follows:



(1) A fee of $75 per credit hour will be assessed for

those courses taken by admitted doctoral students

in the Doctor of Education Program.



(2) A minimum of 44 credit hours will be required for

a planned program in the doctoral program and assess-

ed the $75 fee.



(3) In graduate classes that mix doctoral students and

other graduate students, if part of planned program,

the doctoral student will pay the $75 per credit hour

fee. In such mixed classes, that part of the fee

equivalent to the registration fee, an amount equiv-

alent to the capital improvement fee and, at UNLV,

an amount equivalent to the student union fee, will

be credited to the appropriate accounts with the

balance remaining in the Special College of Education

Doctoral Program Fund. For those courses that are

purely for doctoral students, an amount equivalent

to the capital improvement fee and, at UNLV, the

student union fee, will be credited to the appropri-

ate accounts with the balance remaining with the

Special College of Education Doctoral Program Fund.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Rev.

Kohn, carried without dissent.



34. Registration Fees, Laboratory and Special Fees



A. Registration Fees - Chancellor Humphrey recalled that

when the University's 1975-77 budget request was

adopted by the Board in July, 1974, the only student

fees approved for the coming biennium were those in

the Community College Division, at $8 per credit reg-

istration fee and $2 per credit capital improvement

fee. It was agreed that additional time would be

allowed for review of the proposals for UNR and UNLV

and that action would be taken at the December meeting.



Dr. Humphrey reported that a System Task Force was

appointed to review the proposal for assessment of

fees on a per credit basis, adjusted by the level of

the course. The members of the Task Force were staff

persons with responsibility for the assessment pro-

cedure. They recommended "...the assessment of fees

based on student classification with a per-credit

rate for undergraduate students and a per-credit rate

for graduate students."



Dr. Humphrey endorsed the recommendation of the Task

Force and proposed the following schedule of fees be

adopted for UNR and UNLV, effective Fall semester,

1975:



Undergraduate Graduate



Registration Fee $10 per credit $18 per credit

Capital Improvement Fee 6 per credit 6 per credit

Total $16 per credit $24 per credit



Out-of-State tuition will remain at $600 per semester,

to be assessed at the 7th credit for all students, in-

cluding Community College Division students.



Part-time fees will be assessed according to the above

schedule.



UNR Medical School



Resident - $1000 per semester registration and sur-

charge, $96 of which is to be allocated

to Capital Improvement Fee Fund.



Non-Resident - $3500 per semester total registration

fee, tuition and surcharge, $96 of which

is to be allocated to Capital Improvement

Fee Fund. If WICHE student, registra-

tion of $1000 per semester in addition

to $3000 per semester received from send-

ing state.



Dr. Beaulieu, Chairman of UNR Faculty Senate, reported

that the Senate strongly supports the proposed fee

schedule.



B. Laboratory and Special Fees - Chancellor Humphrey re-

called that at the June 21, 1974 meeting the Board

approved an increase in laboratory fees for courses

taught in the Medical Technology Program, UNR, but in

doing so, expressed concern over the increased cost

of special and laboratory fees.



It was agreed that all such fees would be reviewed

and a report submitted to the Board. Dr. Humphrey

reported that the review has now been completed and

noted the inclusion in the agenda of a list of all

special and laboratory fees presently being assessed

by the Campuses (report identified as Ref. 33, pages

9 through 22, and filed with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that all existing

special course fees and laboratory fees at UNLV, UNR

and CCD be authorized for the balance of this fiscal

year, that authorization be discontinued effective

June 30, 1975 and there be a specific understanding

that no fees are to be charged students without ap-

proval of the Board of Regents. He also recommended

that the Presidents further review their special

fees and submit recommendations for consideration at

the May, 1975 meeting for establishment of any special

course or laboratory fee to be effective after July 1,

1975.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the recommendations contain-

ed in A and B above. Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson,

carried without dissent.



35. Grants-in-Aid, Dependents of Deceased or Disabled Faculty



Chancellor Humphrey reported that UNR has requested an

amendment to the Board's policy concerning grants-in-aid

for dependents of deceased faculty to provide that such aid

will also be extended to dependents of faculty who have

become totally and permanently disabled. He noted that

this proposal was discussed by the Chancellor's Advisory

Cabinet during the development of the September agenda,

but was not placed on that agenda in order that the Divi-

sions might have additional time for consideration. Chan-

cellor Humphrey recommended approval of this amendment,

effective immediatley for all Divisions of the University

System.



Following is the pertinent section of the Board of Regents

Handbook reflecting the proposed amendment:



Title 4, Chapter 14 - Section 7.



Grants-in-Aid, Dependents of Deceased and Disabled

Faculty



Grants-in-aid for dependents of deceased faculty, or

dependents of faculty who have become totally and

permanently disabled, are available, subject to the

following conditions:



1. The faculty shall have held a valid unfilled con-

tract or have been granted sabbatical leave at

the time of death or disability.



2. The unremarried spouse shall receive a grant-in-aid

for a minimum of 6 semester hours until require-

ments for a degree subsequent to the one held has

been completed. In no case shall such grant-in-aid

for that spouse exceed 8 semesters.



3. Each and every legal dependent who would qualify

for a grant-in-aid if the faculty member were not

deceased or disabled shall be eligible for a grant-

in-aid until a bachelor's degree has been granted,

providing that the registration period does not

exceed 8 semesters.



4. Each dependent shall meet the University admission

requirements as specified in the General Catalog

of current issue at the time of application.



(B/R 4/11/69)



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



36. Collective Bargaining Regulations



Chancellor Humphrey introduced Dr. Alfred W. Stoess, pres-

ently serving concurrently as a faculty member of the Col-

lege of Business Administration, UNR, and as consultant to

the Chancellor's Office in the area of academic personnel

relations. He requested Dr. Stoess to review the material

on collective bargaining included with the agenda.



Dr. Stoess reviewed the history of the efforts in Nevada

over the past 8 years in the area of collective bargaining,

recalling that interest was shown in 1958 by AFT in organ-

izing the faculty. An attorney general's opinion at that

time advised the Board that it lacked the legal ability to

collectively bargain with the employees. In 1973 a number

of bills were introduced in the Legislature; however, none

was successful. In September, 1974 Deputy Attorney General

Procter Hug, Jr., advised the Chancellor that employee-

management relations are a primary responsibility of the

Board of Regents under the State Constitution and, there-

fore, the Board can legally determine that collective bar-

gaining is appropriate for the University if it so desires.

(Letter from Hr. Hug identified as Ref. 35 and filed with

permanent minutes.)



Dr. Stoess noted that Mr. Hug had identified 4 options

which are available to the Board.



(1) The Board may determine that collective bargaining is

appropriate for classified, nonprofessionals and in-

appropriate for professional personnel.



(2) The Board may determine that collective bargaining is

appropriate for professional personnel and adopt

collective bargaining regulations.



(3) The Board may determine that collective bargaining

is appropriate and propose legislation to the State

Legislature.



(4) The Board may determine to take no action and wait

for the Legislature to enact legislation, then deter-

mine whether to concur with it or contest it.



Dr. Stoess noted the Chancellor's recommendation, as stated

in the agenda, that the option identified in (2) is the

appropriate course of action, and noted the proposed Reso-

lution No. 74-2 included with the agenda (and filed with

permanent minutes), for consideration and discussion, point-

ing out that action would be requested only after the Board

has received input from Faculty Senates and others (e. g.,

employee association representatives, Administrators, etc.).

He reviewed the major provisions contained in the proposed

Resolution No. 74-2, as follows:



(1) No binding arbitration - advisory only.



(2) Strikes and slowdowns prohibited.



(3) Negotiations would be concerned with wages, hours and

certain conditions of employment. Educational policy,

managerial policy or governance would not be items for

negotiation.



(4) Four collective bargaining units:



a) UNR-UNLV faculty plus others not associated with

a Division; e. g., Computing Center and University

Press faculty.

b) DRI professionals.

c) CCD professionals.

d) Graduate students employed full- or part-time by

the University.



(5) Administrators would be excluded from any bargaining

unit (e. g., Directors, Assistant and Associate Deans,

Deans, Vice Presidents, Presidents or Chancellor), as

would confidential employees and clinical and adjunct

faculty.



(6) Department Chairmen not specifically excluded -- sub-

ject to later determination as to status as super-

visors.



Dr. Stoess pointed out that adoption of collective bargain-

ing regulations would not necessarily mean that there would

be collective bargaining. The regulations would provide a

mechanism only. First, he noted, there would have to be

an election, in any or all of the 4 units. To have such

an election an employee organization would first have to

present evidence that no less than 35% of the employees

in the unit are interested in being represented. The first

election would be a yes or no ballot as to whether or not

the employees wish to be represented. If there is a major-

ity vote in favor of representation, a second election

would be held. In the second election, other employee

organizations could be listed on the ballot by presenting

evidence of support by 10% of the employees in the unit.

Elections would be supervised by the American Arbitration

Association or by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation

Service.



Dr. Stoess also pointed out that employees who are not

excluded from a bargaining unit under the proposed regu-

lations have the right to join or to refrain from join-

ing the employee organization.



Chancellor Humphrey restated his recommendation that alter-

native (2) is the appropriate course of action and recom-

mended that Resolution No. 74-2, or an appropriate modi-

fication, be adopted after the Board has had an opportunity

to receive input from appropriate groups. He expressed

concern that any action taken by the Board should be done

in a timely manner so that the Legislature would be informed

of the University's position.



Dr. Mc Cullough expressed concern that action on this item

not be scheduled before March, 1975, so that faculty groups

would have an adequate time in which to review and react

to it. Chancellor Humphrey stated that if the University

fails to take action until late in the legislative session,

a great deal of time and effort will be spent in coping

with proposed legislation in this area and suggested that

the University cannot afford to divert its effort from

support of the operating budget, which, he pointed out,

must be of primary concern during the coming legislative

session.



It was agreed that further discussion would be scheduled

for the January meeting.



37. Grants-in-Aid, Professional Staff and Dependents



Chancellor Humphrey noted that Board of Regents policy

(Sec. 5.1, Chapter 14, Title 4, Board of Regents Handbook),

provides that "Professional staff members who are full-

time employees of the University System may receive a

grant-in-aid for the payment of the registration fee (but

not special fees where applicable)." This same grant-in-

aid is available to children and the spouse of a full-time

professional staff member.



Dr. Humphrey reported that recommendations have been re-

ceived from UNR, DRI and CCD Presidents that this grant-

in-aid be extended to faculty and faculty dependents in

programs with surcharges; e. g., School of Medical Sci-

ences, Ed. D. Program, and Law, if established. The

Faculty Senates of CCD and UNR have made the same recom-

mendation. President Baepler and the UNLV Senate have

recommended that the grants-in-aid for faculty and their

dependents be for the regular registration fee only and

that the surcharge be the responsibility of the student.



Chancellor Humphrey endorsed the recommendation from UNLV

and recommended that the grant-in-aid for the regular regis-

tration fee only, and the surcharge be the responsibility

of the students, effective with the next registration

period.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



Dr. Fred Anderson requested that the Administration con-

sider, and make a recommendation to the Board at a sub-

sequent meeting, the feasibility of extending the grant-

in-aid privileges to faculty who are at least half-time

but less than full-time to provide that such faculty may

receive the equivalent of 1/2 of a full grant-in-aid. It

was agreed that this would be scheduled for discussion at

a subsequent meeting.



38. Faculty Review of Tenure



As requested by Chairman Jacobsen at the October meeting,

progress reports were submitted by UNR and UNLV Senates

concerning their review of tenure. In addition to com-

ments by Drs. Beaulieu and Mc Cullough, Dr. Alan Ryall and

Dr. Eugene Grotegut from UNR commented on the reports.

Both reports are on file in the Chancellor's Office. It

is anticipated that further discussion will be scheduled

at such time as the review by UNLV is concluded and a final

report is ready.



Discussion resumed on Item 32, Resolution Concerning Faculty

Work Load. Item was removed from the table and motion to ap-

prove the Chancellor's recommendation was approved without

dissent.



39. Proposed Calendar for 1975



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that at the October meeting

a proposed calendar was presented for consideration which

reflected the following meetings in 1975:



January 24 Reno

March 7 Las Vegas

April 18 Reno

May 30 Las Vegas

July 18 Reno

September 12 Las Vegas

October 17 Reno

November 21 Las Vegas



As a result of discussion at the October meeting con-

cerning the proposed calendar, an alternative calendar,

reflecting monthly meetings, was requested. Dr. Humphrey

submitted the following alternative calendar for consider-

ation:



January 24 Reno

February 21 Las Vegas

March 21 Reno

April 18 Las Vegas

May 16 Reno

June 20 Las Vegas

July 18 Reno

September 19 Las Vegas

October 17 Reno

November 21 Las Vegas

December 19 Reno



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that January 24 be approved

as the first meeting in 1975, and adoption of the balance

of the calendar be deferred until that date.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



Mr. Jacobsen noted that he was concluding 12 years of service as

a member of the Board of Regents and 4 years as its Chairman.

He expressed appreciation to the members of the University com-

munity, students, faculty, Administration, and his fellow Regents

for their cooperation, and extended his best wishes to the mem-

bers of the Board who were continuing and to the new members who

would be taking office in January.



Vice Chairman Thompson presented plaques to the outgoing Regents

and thanked them for their services.



Dr. Patrick Beaulieu introduced the following resolution on be-

half of the Chairpersons of the Faculty Senates:



BE IT RESOLVED, that the University of Nevada System, in

recognition of the services provided voluntarily by the

duly elected Board of Regents, express its sincere grati-

tude to those Regents who today finish their terms of

office.



Chancellor Humphrey expressed appreciation to the departing

Board members on behalf of the officers and pledged their con-

tinuing support to the Board during the ensuing term.



The action agenda was completed and the information agenda was

submitted for consideration. The information agenda contained

the following items and is on file in the Chancellor's Office:



(1) Proposed Revision to University Code

(2) Report of Fund Transfers, UNR, CCD, UNLV

(3) Report of Purchases in Excess of $8000, UNLV, UNR

(4) Report of Foreign Travel, DRI, UNR

(5) Progress of University Projects, UNR



The meeting adjourned at 11:45 A.M.



Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

12-06-1974